Human remains identified as those of missing Greenville man

UPDATE: The Plumas County Sheriff announced this evening that the human remains found by a hunter on Oct. 5 at the end of First Avenue in Chester have been positively identified as Dominic Potts of Greenville. Potts had been missing since 2018 and was an active missing person’s case in the Sheriff’s Office. The remains were identified through the use of a forensic odontologist.

Potts’ vehicle was located shortly after he was reported missing back in 2018 in the area of First Avenue, the same general vicinity of where the skull was located.

The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office extends its condolences to the family of Dominic Potts.


Plumas County Sheriff Todd Johns announced today, Oct. 6, that a hunter discovered human remains in the Lake Almanor area. The sheriff made the announcement during the Board of Supervisors meeting and said that a press release would be forthcoming.

He added that his office contacted the family of an individual who was reported missing in the area a couple of years ago, though the remains have not been positively identified at this point.

In the press release, it was noted that a call came in at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct 5, from a hunter who thought that he had located a human skull in a wooded area at the south end of First Avenue in Chester. It was confirmed to be human and Plumas County Search and Rescue is looking for additional remains.

The skull has been transported the medical examiner’s office for identification. More information will be shared as it becomes available.